Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings likely done for the season


Desmond Jennings now has a tooth infection in addition to the knee problems that wrecked much of his season, so the Rays outfielder told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that he’s likely to shut things down for the remainder of the year.

Jennings will finish with a .268 batting average and .664 OPS in 28 games and given the lack of development he’s shown since being a top prospect it’s possible that the Rays will look to part ways with the arbitration-eligible 28-year-old this offseason.

Jennings is a good defensive outfielder, but he’s hit just .249 with a .713 OPS in 422 games since a strong rookie showing in 2011 and would be in line for at least $3.5 million in 2016.